IC Intern Stephanie – back for the second time
Ni Hao everyone,
I’m BACK in Qingdao!!!
My name is Stephanie and I am a “new” intern at InternChina. I come from Belgium and I’m really excited to be here in Qingdao again.
During my first internship, I had the chance to visit and learn more about this wonderful city and its inhabitants. At first, it was difficult to find my bearings and adapt to the completely new culture, weather and especially the food. But thanks to all the other interns and InternChina’s activities, I had the opportunity to discover very nice places and people and feel “at home” here in China.
I was never alone, there were always interns that I met for lunch, for dinner and/or for parties. We were all in a country we didn’t know, alone and for most of us with none or only some knowledge of Chinese. I met lot of people from around the world such as Germans, Americans, British, Russians, French, Italian, Spanish, etc. We all gather almost everyday at LPG (a famous bar with lots of overseas students as well as Chinese ones) to have a drink and chat.
I also met some Chinese people especially during my language classes at Qingdao Language School. My teacher during the summer was Grace Liang, a nice and funny person, we studied a lot during the classes but we also met after work and sometimes during the weekends to go out or to visit some famous places in Qingdao.
I’m now back again but this time for three months, it’s not summer anymore so Qingdao it’s a bit less crowded than how it was six months ago. However, it’s still a busy city and active as always! The weather at the moment is a lot colder than the last time I was here, but the good side of it, is that we still have sunny days with blue skies.
Qingdao is a nice city with a lot of nice spots to visit: The Beer museum, the TV tower, the old town, parks (beautiful in summer), Laoshan (beautiful Chinese mountain with breath taking views) and more.
I’m really looking forward to this new internship experience and hopefully explore more of Qingdao and lot of other places in China!
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By Stephanie Baaklini